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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Art Conservation

Art Conservation
Telephone: (302) 831-3489

Faculty Listing: https://www.artcons.udel.edu/faculty/ud-faculty

The Art Conservation Department offers the most successful undergraduate art conservation major in the country, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, with many more alums entering conservation master’s degree programs than any other program. The Art Conservation major involves interdisciplinary study in chemistry, studio arts, anthropology, art history, and history with a focus on preventive conservation studies. This major gives students a strong background for applying to graduate programs in Art Conservation, Historic Preservation, Library and Archival Preservation, and Museum Studies. An Honors Degree option is available.

Working closely with an advisor, students elect courses in the departments of anthropology, art, art conservation, art history, chemistry and biochemistry, history, and others. We encourage students to double major in another discipline. During the junior or senior year, after successful completion of core courses ARTC 301 , ARTC 302 , and ARTC 185 , majors participate in at least two on or off-site internships. Also, specialized materials and techniques of art and preservation courses are required. Students in this program must earn a minimum of a C- in all required courses.


Material Culture Studies Program:

Telephone: (302) 831-1208
Faculty Listing: http://www.materialculture.udel.edu/index.php/people/faculty/

The Center for Material Culture Studies offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor that engages students in understanding the diversity of cultures through the things and places people create. Courses in the minor help students gain new perspective on objects and sites, from the intimate environments of the home to the historical development of regional landscapes. The minor draws on the University’s rich on-campus resources in material culture studies, including the University Museums, the African-American Art Collection, the Center for Historic Architecture and Design, the Museum Studies Program, and its long-standing affiliations with such outstanding cultural institutions in the region as the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and the Hagley Museum and Library. Students in the minor are encouraged, but not required, to complete an internship that would enhance their exposure to behind-the-scenes work in cultural institutions such as museums, historical societies, and historic preservation agencies.


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